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Reference EN 60439-3:1991
Title Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - Part 3: Particular requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies intended to be installed in places where unskilled persons have access for their use - Distribution boards
Project Number 3105
Abstract/Scope This standard gives supplementary requirements for enclosed distribution boards (DBU), which are stationary, type-tested assemblies (TTA) for indoor use, containing protective devices and intended for use either in domestic (household) applications or in other places where unskilled persons have access for their use.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1991-02-28
Current Stage code deadline 1991-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17D
Reference Document IEC 60439-3:1990 (MOD)
ICS 29.130.20 - Low voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Switchgear and controlgear; LV; Unskilled person; Distribution board
Note Corrigendum to EN issued November 2009 (includes and replaces corrigenda of April 1994 and December 2005) * Initially handled by CLC/TC 17D (dormant) * Superseded by EN 61439-3:2012
A-Deviation(s) GB
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1991-02-28 1991-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 1990-12-10 1991-01-10  
5020 1990-04-02 1990-10-15  
1090 1989-10-17 1990-04-01  
1099 1989-03-06 1989-06-05  
1021 1988-12-05 1989-06-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1990-12-10
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1991-02-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1991-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1991-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1991-12-01


Superseded by EN 61439-3:2012
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.